The washroom exterior lighting was ripped apart and the building itself has substantial damage according to the Village of Fraser Lake’s Facebook post. (Facebook photo) Washrooms at the White Swan Park destroyed by vandals. (Facebook)

Vandals destroy property worth $10K in Village of Fraser Lake

The Village is seeking information from public

The Village of Fraser Lake has seen growing vandalism at the White Swan Park and are asking the public’s assistance in finding those responsible.

Photos of the destroyed property and details on the incident were posted on the Village of Fraser Lake Facebook page.

The post informed the public that officials have discovered things like signage being spray painted or torn down and thrown in the lake, toilet paper and paper towel dispensers set on fire or kicked off the walls.

Last Sunday (June 21), the picnic shelter and picnic tables were found burnt, washroom exterior lights were ripped off and the building was damaged.

Damages have cost $10, 000 already this year, and that doesn’t include staff time to clean and make those repairs.

The post sparked a lot of responses from the community who were “disgusted” or “disappointed” by the incident.

Candace Eisert, who grew up in the village and often visits the place said, “This breaks my heart. I grew up in Fraser Lake. My dad still lives there. Really bummed me out to see the vandalism happening. I wish whoever is doing this would realize how lucky they are to have access to these places and appreciate it while they’re still living there and not destroy it,” she said.

The White Swan Park however is not the only place to get hit by vandals this year. The local arena, skateboard park and Ball Diamond washrooms have also been disfigured by vandals, officials said.

Local RCMP is aware of these incidents and the village is urging people to come forward with any information or in case they see something suspicious.

Priyanka Ketkar
Multimedia journalist

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